Chandigarh: Known for their callous attitude, the Chandigarh education department has once again failed to provide the funds to be transferred into the accounts of more than, 87, 000 students studying in government to purchase winter uniforms.
Interestingly, more than the issue of not getting the money transferred, this time again the parent’s are more worried about the fact that the sanctioned amount is too less to buy complete winter wear.
The parents claimed year the department had decreased the amount that is to be transferred to the student’s account, which they feel, does not suffice to buy the dress set.
Sharing her concern, Lakshmi Devi, who works as the domestic help in Manimajra and has two children studying at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, says, “This time the sanctioned amount is Rs 300 and 375, we have to buy shoes, socks, belts and scarves as well, which is not feasible at all. Schools also have a sports dress. We have no option but to shell out money from our pockets.”
Similarly, Parkash Kumar, a security guard at a samparak center, whose kids study at a government school in Sector 36, said, “Demonetization has already disturbed our family budget, now the delay in getting the dress fund is just adding to our miseries.”
“What were officials thinking when they thought the entire set would come in this amount. I think while allocating the budget they have recalled their time,” remarked Swaran Singh Kamboj .
“With each passing day, the mercury is dipping down and students have started feeling but I think the education department is not aware of this as they are sitting in their comfortable cozy rooms. Parents are forced to buy the uniforms from their own pockets,” added Kamboj.
“We are providing maximum financial aid in the whole of a nation and that even exclusively out of state budget, PFMS and Aadhar based direct transfer into bank accounts of students.”
Rubinderjit Singh Brar.Director School Education (DSE)
Figures provided by DSE
Summer Uniform for Classes 1-5 Rs 300 and for classes 6-8 Rs 350.
Winter Uniform for Classes 1-5 Rs 350 and for Classes 6-8 Rs 425.
For Jersey Classes 1-5 Rs 451 & Classes 6-8 Rs 499
Notebook classes 1-6 Rs105 and for
Classes 6-8 Rs 123
between 85000-87000 total liability Rs 10,00 Crore
The Rate of Uniform SSA Rs 200.
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